Spalding County Elementary Students Bullied for Reciting Pledge of Allegiance
October 2, 2017
(CBS46) - Two students at a metro Atlanta elementary school say they were singled out for what they did during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tuesday morning at Orrs Elementary School, 10-year-old Jason Newberry said he and one classmate put their hand over their heart while reciting the Pled
"Me and him got called KKK, Nazi, and we just kept getting bullied the whole day," said Newberry.
Newberry said it wasn't until his second period teacher showed them a news clip of NFL players kneeling that he realized the present controversy surrounding the flag.
The teacher made a poll on paper and passed it out to all the students to see what they thought was right or wrong about taking a knee. The teacher even told students that she would never stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and that if she did stand she would not really mean it.
A spokesperson for Spalding School District tells CBS46 the assignment was suppose to be a lesson on First Amendment Rights, but they wouldn't say if the teacher was disciplined for her comments.